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Life in the UK Citizenship Test

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username124 Wed 13-Apr-16 19:48:35

I'm currently studying for this test angry

Someone fail this so I can feel better about myself.

lilydaisyrose Wed 13-Apr-16 19:51:53

17/24 - British!

Oceanside Wed 13-Apr-16 19:54:45


daisywhoopsie Wed 13-Apr-16 20:01:32

14 blush

Trills Wed 13-Apr-16 20:04:26

I think of it as a test of:
a - can you read English?
b - are you of at least medium intelligence?
c - (MOST IMPORTANTLY) can you be bothered to revise?

Rather than being test of things that all British people know innately.

LineyReborn Wed 13-Apr-16 20:07:14

I was lucky I got lots of questions about history!


Hopelass Wed 13-Apr-16 20:08:13

19/24 smile

LineyReborn Wed 13-Apr-16 20:11:16

Trills, I agree. It's just an obscure history test.

MadameJosephine Wed 13-Apr-16 20:11:32

13/24 blush I'll get my coat.....

LineyReborn Wed 13-Apr-16 20:12:57

Are there a finite number of questions and answers that people like the OP can revise and learn? Like the Driving Theory Test?

CottonSock Wed 13-Apr-16 20:14:17

20, but quite a lot of luck involved

KP86 Wed 13-Apr-16 20:15:14

14, but in my defence I'm not British and have only been living here six months.

If I was to stay here long enough to have to sit the test, I have more than four years to study.

Trills Wed 13-Apr-16 20:16:13

I mean "are you quite bothered?" seems to be a fairly good way to test if people should be allowed citizenship smile

Questions I got wrong:

What poem was written by Lord Byron?
The Tyger
The Daffodils
She Walks in Beauty
Anthem for Doomed Youth

specialsubject Wed 13-Apr-16 21:04:33

22 - lots of history for me too, at the general knowledge level. But not much of actual use for living here!

username124 Wed 13-Apr-16 21:58:56

I'm not really bothered with the difficulty of the test. I'm bothered with the fact that I have to study for it (just incase) and also pay to take the test sad

venkmane Mon 06-Jun-16 11:48:13

I am not a British, but i managed to get 22/24. The test questions are quite easy. I recently visited and took some tests. But i have not scored 15/24 in all the tests. I'm really bother about official test!!

BitOutOfPractice Mon 06-Jun-16 12:01:30

I'd argue about some of the answers.

I'd say that Henry VIII did believe in the divine right of kings


The evacuation of 300,000 people from the beaches (what a crap question - which beaches? When?) is not called "The Dunkirk Spirit." Yes people there displayed "the Dunkirk spirit" but that's not what the operation was called

EmpressOfTheSevenOceans Mon 06-Jun-16 12:10:56

13, then 21. Yes, the Dunkirk spirit question was daft.

echt Mon 06-Jun-16 22:24:20


The thing about some of the questions was they were not significant e.g. how many millions of Chinese workers were taken on after, actually, I can't remember.

As for the main ingredients of a haggis??? I knew, them by the way.

Sutton Hoo?? Yes, I knew that, but seriously.

While I can see that all the info is in a booklet to gen up on, it should still be relevant to present day living, not a mixture of history and Trvial Pursuits. I can see that partly it's test of can you be bothered, but it also looks terribly like a gotcha.

I took and passed the Australian citizenship test, and all the info was absolutely relevant. I don't praise it because I passed, but because all the info seemed very fair and was expressed in good, accessible English, which at least on the UK ones was not, e.g. the Sutton Hoo question.

lenibose Mon 06-Jun-16 22:28:02

I took the actual test. Read the official book. Read the notes thing someone produces. Did some practice tests from their booklet. I am pretty sure I got every question right in the test. DH studied even less and he got just one wrong. It's not the hardest test in the world if you live in the UK and speak English to a reasonable degree. And actually I thought the cultural stuff in it was useful if you were not massively integrated. Overall, there are other things to grumble about the UK naturalisation process, or so I thought.

AntsMarching Mon 06-Jun-16 22:45:51


I took the test in 2009, then it was more practical and I learned a lot about the services available in Britain. Most of the questions I got today were history questions. I think the old test was better for teaching you about the UK today. A lot of people complained that you should know UK history if you're going to live here. I agree with some history knowledge but some of the questions were obscure and poorly worded.

barkingfly Tue 07-Jun-16 02:59:38

I got 18. What do you mean you don't have hundred pound notes?i

Heratnumber7 Tue 07-Jun-16 04:39:26

First attempt 61% fail
Second attempt 91% pass

It's very much dependant on the questions you get. Obvs!

doesntmatterwhoyouare Tue 07-Jun-16 04:54:21

11/24 - I'm British and went through the education system which apparently didn't teach me this stuff.
General knowledge I didn't know as I left the UK 7yrs ago so don't see the UK news etc.

Canyouforgiveher Tue 07-Jun-16 04:56:25

18/24 and I've never lived in UK.

But I do have a strong interest in history. Some questions nuts. Like who cares what exact year William of Orange invaded Britain as long as you know he did and it was in the late 1600s.

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